- Class Number 5575
- Term Code 3160
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Nathan Attrill
- Dr Nathan Attrill
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 26/07/2021
- Class End Date 29/10/2021
- Census Date 14/09/2021
- Last Date to Enrol 02/08/2021
This course surveys the rise of China and its implications for Asian and international security. The course begins with an historical overview of Chinese security policy with a particular emphasis upon key concepts of national identity, international status, and modernisation. It explores the domestic sources of China’s security policy, China’s security relations in the Asia Pacific, and particular case studies of crisis diplomacy such as the South China Sea, the Mekong River Delta, and the Himalayan-Tibetan Plateau.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- A comprehensive knowledge of the evolution of China’s foreign relations and security polices;
- A critical understanding of the key drivers of Chinese security policy behaviour in the Asia Pacific;
- Deeper insights into regional foreign policy and security challenges from a Chinese perspective;
- A developed capacity to present strong arguments in their written and oral work and to link relevant concepts and theories to actual practice skills (as developed through written assessments, in-class discussions and tutorial-based activities).
There is no essential textbook for this course. All required readings will be avaliable on Wattle.
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- written comments
- verbal comments
- feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc
ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Introduction – Why is China important?|
|2||China and Hierarchical Orders in History|
|3||Who makes foreign and security policy in China?|
|4||China and ideology in foreign policy?|
|5||China and economic statecraft|
|6||China and subnational diplomacy|
|7||China and discourse power|
|8||China and technology|
|9||China and contemporary world politics|
|10||China and contemporary world politics|
|11||China and contemporary world politics|
|12||China and contemporary world politics|
|Assessment task||Value||Learning Outcomes|
|Tutorial Participation||10 %||1, 4|
|Short Essay||20 %||1, 2, 3, 4|
|Long Essay||40 %||1,2,3,4|
|Take-Home Exam||30 %||1,2,3,4|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:
The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.
Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1, 4
- 10% will be allocated to tutorial participation, including attendence and contributing to discussion.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4
- Write an essay of 1,000 words to answer one of four pre-set questions. This assessment is worth 20% of the final grade.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
- Write an essay of 2,500 words to answer one of four pre-set questions. This assessment is worth 40% of the final grade.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
- This assessment is worth 30% of the final grade. This will consist of short answer question with a total word count of 2,000.
Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically, committing to honest and responsible scholarly practice and upholding these values with respect and fairness.
The ANU commits to assisting all members of our community to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle and Academic Misconduct Rule, uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with.
The Academic Misconduct Rule is in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Very minor breaches of the academic integrity principle may result in a reduction of marks of up to 10% of the total marks available for the assessment. The ANU offers a number of online and in person services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. Visit the Academic Skills website for more information about academic integrity, your responsibilities and for assistance with your assignments, writing skills and study.
You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.
For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
Extensions and Penalties
Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
Distribution of grades policy
Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.
Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.
Support for students
The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).
- ANU Health, safety & wellbeing for medical services, counselling, mental health and spiritual support
- ANU Diversity and inclusion for students with a disability or ongoing or chronic illness
- ANU Dean of Students for confidential, impartial advice and help to resolve problems between students and the academic or administrative areas of the University
- ANU Academic Skills and Learning Centre supports you make your own decisions about how you learn and manage your workload.
- ANU Counselling Centre promotes, supports and enhances mental health and wellbeing within the University student community.
- ANUSA supports and represents undergraduate and ANU College students
- PARSA supports and represents postgraduate and research students
Dr Nathan Attrill research areas include Chinese politics and foreign policy, understanding Chinese Communist Party institutions and history, and Australia-China relations. Originally from New Zealand, he has also spent significant time researching and living in China since 2008.
He completed a PhD from the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University mapping the politics of economic revitalisation policy in northeast China.
He has a Master of Public Policy from Peking University in Beijing, and a Master of International Relations and Bachelor of Political Science from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.
He has been quoted in the media on China related subjects, including in The Sydney Morning Herald, Financial Times, South China Morning Post, and Axios.
Dr Nathan Attrill